Oct 252012

In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with heads.
1. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall
2. He’s got his head in the clouds
3. An old head on young shoulders

Hello, I’m a very interesting and intelligent man. And today my head and I are going to teach you some English idioms.
I bet you’ve never been taught by my head before.
Um, well yes, I suppose actually you have been taught by my head before.
Anyway, now, as we all know, learning a foreign language is a very, very, very, difficult and frustrating experience.
Yes indeed. It can be a very, uh!…. Very, oh! …Very, ow!… Very, argh!… Very, eh!
Difficult and frustrating experience.
It’s like banging your head against a brick wall.
In English, if we try to do something that seems impossible or makes us frustrated, we can say “it’s like banging your head against a brick wall.”


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